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4cylToy 05-07-2013 01:05 PM

Paint cracks?
 
I bought it used last Oct. so any paint jobs I'm unaware of. Just noticed these on Sunday and never before that. I clean it at least 3-4 times a month. Its under the clear coat, like the actual paint coat I guess. My only guess is that the hood was hot, and water got splashed from underneath and the hot/cold mix cracked the paint under the clear coat. That's the only thing I can think of. Only fix is a new paint job? Anyone ever seen this before? Their over the entire hood and hood only.

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Duckmasterlack 05-07-2013 02:12 PM

I have a black 99 TJ and have the same problem. I did a little research and it seems that is a common problem with paint jobs on Wranglers and Cherokees. I would like to know if anyone has a definitive answer on the cause. From what I have seen the only fix is to sand down to bear metal and go from there.

elclipo 05-07-2013 02:20 PM

Same here. It is pretty common on TJs and you either live with it or repaint it (properly). Many possible reasons and theories as to what the root cause is.

sevenservices 05-07-2013 02:45 PM

was it ever repainted or is that factory?

4cylToy 05-07-2013 03:38 PM

Like is stated, I bought it roughly 7 months ago and no sign of repainting. Previous owner never mentioned it, and I dont see any signs of over spray. Im 90% positive its factory paint on all the vehicle. Its never been in an accident that was reported.

horsedad58 05-07-2013 04:41 PM

Quote:

Originally Posted by elclipo (Post 3729593)
Same here. It is pretty common on TJs and you either live with it or repaint it (properly). Many possible reasons and theories as to what the root cause is.

2x on "it is pretty common". I see it on a lot of the darker and the more translucent colors.

Chrysler had an issue on a non-UV stable primer across most of their car lines. Sun exposure just caused it to fail. I had a 99 Dodge Dakota that the whole paint film on the top surfaces let go after about 5-6 years. Required a full sand to bare metal and repaint. That might be the cause, either way, most folks seem to just live with it....

Hun 05-08-2013 05:00 AM

Better Question,

Are there any TJ's that DON'T have this problem?

My name is Hun and I have a problem...


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